What is personal information?
Collection of your personal information?
Use and Storage of your personal information?
Sharing your personal information.
Access to your personal information.
We are registered in accordance with UKdata protection legislation and full details of our registration are available online from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk. We therefore strictly operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We are regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA”) and are required, as we process personal information, to comply with a number of important principles regarding the privacy and disclosure of the personal information we hold.
All information that we hold concerning you as an individual will be held and processed by the Group strictly in accordance with the provisions of the DPA.
Such data will be used by the Group to administer our relationship with you as a valued customer and to provide you with information about the Group’s activities and for related purposes. We will not, without your consent, supply your details to any third party except where (1) such transfer is a necessary part of the activities that we undertake, or (2) we are required to so by operation of law.
What is personal information?
Collection of your personal information
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- information that you provide by filling in any forms on this website. We may also ask for information when you report a problem with this website;
- information provided in any email, letter or telephone call that you send or make to us;
- information contained in any surveys that we ask you to complete for research purposes; and
- details of your visits to this website and the resources that you access. We will be analysing user journeys through the website, including actions taken whilst using the website, so as to allow us to provide a better service to users.
Use and storage of your personal information
We will use personal information provided by you or gathered by us for the following purposes:
- to provide you with information, offers, products and/or services;
- to update our records; and
- to analyse trends and profiles, including in relation to usage of the website.
In particular, we ma use the information provided by you to inform you about services that we think might be of interest to you. You can opt-out of receiving these updates at any time by ticking the box on the registration pace or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing your personal information
We may share your personal information with third parties in the following ways:
- we sometimes use third parties to process personal information on our behalf. For example, we may use third parties to maintain our IT systems. Where we use third parties to process your personal information, we will ensure that they have adequate security measures in place to safeguard your personal information.
- we will release your personal information when we are required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings.
- we may give information we hold about you to third parties as part of the process of selling one or more of our businesses.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will ask for confirmation of identity before we disclose any personal information and may charge a £10 administration fee to process the request. Please address requests to the Data Protection Officer, Sunrise House, Ninth Avenue, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3JZ or by emailing email@example.com.
For further information about your rights under the DPA, please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, please visit the website of the Information Commissioner at: http://www.ico.gov.uk/.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies used on the Goodnight Inns website
A list of all the cookies used on the website by category is set out below.
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
2. Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
3. Functionality cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
4. Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
5. Behavioural advertising and online privacy
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the IAB’s self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.
6. Using browser settings to manage cookies
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
7. Disclosing your information
We will never disclose your information to anyone outside the Spirit Group except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us; or any successors in title to our business.
Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area we will ensure that appropriate security measures are taken.
8. Other websites
The website may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and not covered by this policy. The operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their policy, which may differ from ours.
Changes to our policy
This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of May 2012. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time.